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FOX Business
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm EST
when bill clinton endorsed it and the insane idea when we suggested it? the fact is that america's parents want their kids protected, and there are two real basic problems here. what is the breakdown of our mental health system. almost all of these shooters are people he should not be allowed to possess any firearm. we have been urging for years the people who have been adjudicated to be potentially dangerous people on the list of prohibited purchasers. lou: let me interrupt you because what you're suggesting there is then that the nra will support a much more rigorous background check that will reach to the mental state who are seeking authority for a weapon or a handgun. >> we have been advocating, lou, for 20 years that people have been adjudicated to be mentally incompetent and potentially dangerous be included on the database. lou: that adjudicated is a big word. aside from it being a latin derivative it is cumbersome because it does not go to the issue. there are, as you well know, make, and the nra understands very well, people who are mentally ill who have not been adjudica
FOX Business
Jan 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
president clinton pushed the assault weapons ban as part of a broader crime bill. it was not just an imperious and grabbed, but it was an important piece of legislation, and it was a different time. despite the prosperity, the american public was i refer action on crime in 1994, and this is why. the crime rate was double what it yesterday. think about this. there were almost 2 million violent crimes in 1994 which compares to in the most recent -- believe it or not it takes as long, the most recent numbers available are 2011, 2011. that is the latest data available. in 1994 there were 51 million fewer people in this country. a more prosperous times as well. 23,000 murders a year 23,000 compared to a 2011 just about 14,000. still too many, but 54 million more people. by the way, of those murders, overall in 1994, just above 15,500 of them, 43 of them were committed by firearms in '94. in 2011 the number 8,583. and even though the assault weapons ban passed in september that year in 1994, it was only two months later that it is argued that the democrats lost the majority because of thei
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